We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

J Betski's

#36 of 1,131 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
German, Polish
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
919-833-7999
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 142 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perogi paradise

Was in Raleigh for a shopping spree and we decided to hit J Betski's for lunch. Their home made sausages are the best and the Perogi's you just can't beat. So here's a suggestion. Get the Mixed plate, two styles of sausage, either the cabbage & mushroom or the potato & cheese perogi, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
nc2gulf57
,
North Carolina, USA
Add Photo Write a Review

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
North Carolina, USA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Was in Raleigh for a shopping spree and we decided to hit J Betski's for lunch. Their home made sausages are the best and the Perogi's you just can't beat. So here's a suggestion. Get the Mixed plate, two styles of sausage, either the cabbage & mushroom or the potato & cheese perogi, and sauerkraut. The lighter color mustard is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The restaurant offers authentic delicious German food. Reservation is highly recommended. The staff are friendly and helpful if suggesting dishes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hawthorne, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not your standard German cuisine. Takes the standards and makes them a bit more upscale and refined. Very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winterville, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I went here for lunch because I had heard some good things about J. Betski's. Very good, and I am not a huge fan of German food. I had the Reuben hamburger, something I had never had before. A hamburger topped with pastrami, sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing. Fries on the side with their own blend of dipping sauce. Very good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want an authentic German/Polish meal, this is the place. We stopped in for lunch while visiting Raleigh and ordered several plates to share between my husband, myself, and our 6 year old son. We were all very pleased with the quality and taste of each item. The pirogies are handmade and stuffed full. The sausage plate had some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a hard place to pigeon-hole. The entrees are priced above $20, so--- by my own definition--- this is fine dining. But, it has a more casual feel to it. I give it 4.5 stars. Really like this place. Two items they will always make for you that are NOT on the menu: soft pretzels and cheese & potato... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NC
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a good experience here, but with a few drawbacks. The restaurant itself is comfortable and attractive. Our server was very professional and helpful. The menu has many unusual and enticing entries. The chopped salad was delicious, as was the mushroom soup. Both of these dishes were surprisingly very flavorful and unique. We shared one of the specials of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Apex, North Carolina
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Four of us enjoyed the food very much. The fresh and smoked kielbasa plate with kraut and fries was out of this world delicious. The pierogis and kielbasi sampler plate was equally delicious. The cold tea with the sugar water on the side was extremely flavorful. The dark beer was outstanding. The server was very knowledgeable (might be an owner... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went for weiner schnitzel and they only had a pork schnitzel which was a very very poor imitation. Don't know who made it, must have been a trainee. Came with very average warm German potato salad. Nice restaurant, nice service, but will not return for below average food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have been here numerous times since I moved to the area bout two years ago and have yet to have anything other than an excellent meal here. The food, German and Polish inspired, is always excellent, and the waitstaff seals the deal. Good for solo diners, couples, families with teenagers, or groups.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed J Betski's also viewed

 

Been to J Betski's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-8011
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-833-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Polish
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from J Betski's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?